Archive for March, 2016

  • Winner of the WildWash Horse Competition

    When we launched our competition in Horse Magazine to find the face of the WildWash horse range we had no idea it would be so popular. We were inundated with entries. They were beautiful and heart felt and it was incredibly difficult to pick a winner. But we had to and we can’t wait to share the winning entries with you. We hope you like them as much as we do!

     

    The winner of the 16 and under category was Izzy Hooley – 13 years old. Here is her winning entry:

    My horse Charlie is the best horse I could ask for. He is the most honest and respectful horse you would ever meet but he is nervous and young but that’s what makes him, him. He will jump anything no matter what and go anywhere I ask. To me his personality stands out compare to any other horse around me. He always try’s his hardest no matter what. For me at the age of 13 my 6 year old horse is my everything! I have had him a year now and the improvement with the help of my instructor Charlie has come along so much and is my little star! I feel like I couldn’t go another day without seeing him because his cuddly striking personality has a strong connection with me. Even when I am riding he is the most caring horse and would never do anything to hurt anyone. Charlie is the most mud loving grey pony I have ever come across. He thinks he is a hippo. But no matter what he is my super duper star and always will be my most favourite horse I have ever encountered and I will never let him go.

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    The winner of the 26 and over competition was won by Emily Skill – 26 years old. Here is her winning entry:

    I found Shimira advertised as a weanling when I was temporarily wheelchair bound. I knew immediately she was ‘the one’ and I couldn’t have been more right. She may not be the world’s largest horse, standing at 15.1hh, but she has shown herself to have the biggest heart and resilience of any horse I know. In her short life she has disembowled herself, been diagnosed with advanced bone spavin in both hocks, and then in Sept 2014 she broke her leg in a field accident. Yet it’s not the injuries that are the impressive part of her life…everyday this amazing little horse reminds me how lucky I am with her wonderful temperament and kind nature. Time and time again she bounces back with a cheerful expression and a willingness to try that I have never found before; I don’t think she will ever give up on me. Shim forgives me for every error over a fence and every wrong touch when we are flatting. If I ever find myself getting too comfortable, she will be there to keep me on my toes making sure I stride for something more. As we have become more ambitious as a duo, she has taught me to listen and to ride with more intuition. Simply put, I have a horse who has already taught me more than I can ever teach her, which is an absolute privilege.

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    The winner of the last category has been chosen as our overall winner to become the face of our next advertising campaign. Megan Brown and Music make a wonderful horse and rider combination and we can’t wait for the weather to pick up so that we can shoot it! Here is her winning entry:

    Music is a 15.2hh ex racehorse who I’ve had since he was five years old. I I was just fifteen at the time, I remember shortly after we got him I attempted a line of six trotting poles and he jumped the lot! My mum looked at me and said ‘what have we done?!’ It’s safe to say we’ve come on a fair way since then!

    I took him to college with me in 2013 where I studied horse management at Hartpury. It was so great to have him there with me, being away from home was tough and he was always there when things were hard, I would go into his stable and I’d instantly feel so much better.

    Sadly, in 2014 he had hot spots in his back and hocks which meant he missed the first part of the season, and then after three events when he came sound, he ruptured his check ligament in the field. I was devastated, we had come on so far and worst of all, he had to then stay at home.

    He is back up and running and had a very successful end to 2015 including completing his first two novices!

    What makes him special to me is his cheeky character and sense of humour. He is the most obedient horse I’ve ever ridden. I’ve taught him all sorts of ‘tricks’. He lifts his top lip up as though he’s smiling when he wants a treat, and when I give him a hug, he lowers his head and hugs me back! He knows exactly how to get you to scratch him in the right spot. He tries so hard in everything he does, he is never lazy or rude, he never bites or kicks or barges.

    I would love to take part in the shoot with the horse who has taught me so much and been the best friend I’ve ever had.

     

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    We would like to thank all the entries to our competition, there simply wasn’t room to choose everyone but they were all amzing. We’d also like to thank Horse magazine for running the competition. The magazine is out today with all the info. For more details visit: http://www.horsemagazine.co.uk/

  • Our Light Coat Shampoo working wonders!

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    We were really pleased with this latest testimonial from Caroline Rossiter. Not only were we over the moon to hear that WildWash was helping with Lottie’s sensitive skin, but I think you’ll agree she looks absolutely gorgeous:

    “I think this photo sums up how fantastic your light coat shampoo is. Lottie loves mud and has sensitive skin but your shampoo works wonders. I’ve used it a few times now and it’s helping to keep her free of matts in between her baths and doesn’t irritate her skin. We both love your shampoo and recommend it to everyone we know.”

  • A Wonderful Testimonial For Our Sensitive Shampoo

    WildWash Sensitive Shampoo - A Must Have for All Pets With Sensitivity!

    Chandi, an Alaskan Malamute has been coming to our grooming salon for the past two years. She has suffered from excessive hair loss, resulting in bald patches, itching and sore red skin. Her owner would always bring her own shampoo, Malaseb, which her vet had prescribed for Chandi’s skin condition. Recently her condition deteriorated, to the extent that her skin was so dry and cracked that it just opened up as we touched it. She was covered in red, sore, weeping lesions and was in such pain a few weeks ago at her grooming session a few weeks ago that she became uncharacteristically aggressive, to the extent we thought we would no longer be able to groom her.

    We believed that the Malaseb was actually exacerbating her condition and drying up her already fragile skin to the extent that it was breaking down. We asked Chandi’s owner, if she would cease using the Maleseb for a few weeks and we agreed we would use WildWash Sensitive on her skin. The improvement was almost immediate. We saw Chandi two weeks after her first bath with WildWash Sensitive. The red lesions had healed and the fur had started to grow back. We saw her again last week and well, she was a different dog! The fur had grown some more, and was starting to look more even as the previous bald patched were filling in, her skin was elastic again and there was no soreness or redness. She was happy to be groomed and her owner was ecstatic. She is going to talk to her vet about WildWash and hopefully persuade them to recommend WildWash Sensitive to dogs with allergies, poor skin conditions, redness, soreness, dryness and cracking instead of prescribing Maleseb which is designed to treat bacterial, fungal and yeast infections. Thank you WildWash!.

  • WildWash Training Manual

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    We have created a WildWash Training Manual for all our products. It’s a quick and easy guide which will give you all the info you need on any WildWash product.

    Please feel free to download and use it whenever you need it. It is a handy tool for training staff, helping customers or just to learn more about our range.

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